A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that this song is a fun, flirty track about country girls shaking their business from the tractor to the dance floor. There's some minor innuendo as well as the obvious, albeit playful, objectification of a female, but it's the nature of the song to appreciate and celebrate the Southern female's ability to, well, shake it. There's no sex or mention of alcohol, so if you're OK having your kids shakin' theirs, then it's fine for most ages.
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What's the story?
Luke Bryan is country music's flirty boy next door, oozing with Southern charm and just the right amount of bad boy. His sophomore album, Doin' My Thing, was a huge hit, and now he's following it up with \"COUNTRY GIRL (SHAKE IT FOR ME),\" the lead single off of his third album. Co-written by Bryan, it's fun, flirty song that celebrates the beauty of a country girl who moves when the music comes on.
Is it any good?
It's hard not to like Bryan, with his sweet, Southern charisma and genuine country twang. "Country Girl (Shake It for Me)" is so catchy and fun, you can't help but shake your own moneymaker; the tune may inspire a family dance party. The lyrics are perfect for singing along to the radio or enjoying the warm summer months outside: "Shake it for the young bucks sitting in the honky-tonks, for the rednecks rockin' til the break of dawn ... Shake it for the birds, shake it for the bees, shake it for the catfish swimming down deep in the creek."
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about what makes country music different from pop or rock music. Why do you think that strong language and sex are less frequent in country songs? Does this make it more appealing?
This song is fun and lighthearted, but it does play on stereotypes about country music and country girls. Do you think this is OK? Can you name some other stereotypes about country music and Southerners? What about other genres of music?
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